A 63-year-old pedestrian was hit and killed by a car at the intersection of Baron Cameron Avenue and Fountain Drive last night around 9 p.m.
The news comes as local police launched a pedestrian and bicyclist safety campaign in Reston this week in response to an increase in pedestrian and motor vehicle accidents.
Police believe the pedestrian was midway through the crossing on Baron Cameron Avenue prior to Fountain Drive when a car in the right lane hit the man.
The driver of the Camry attempted to brake and swerve the car but was unable to avoid hitting the pedestrian police said.
The pedestrian was taken to the hospital and died from his injuries. His identity is being withheld until the family is notified.
Police are investigating whether alcohol was a factor in the crash. Preliminarily, speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors, police said. The driver remained on the scene and called for help.
In late May, a 71-year-old pedestrian attempting to cross the street at the intersection of Reston Parkway and Bluemont Way was hit by a car and killed.
Anyone with information about the most recent incident should call the police department’s crash reconstruction unit at 703-280-0543.
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